Anan, Nagano

Anan
阿南町
Anan Town Hall
Anan Town Hall
Flag of Anan
Official seal of Anan
Location of Anan in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Anan in Nagano Prefecture
Anan is located in Japan
Anan
Anan
 
Coordinates: 35°19′24.9″N 137°48′58.1″E / 35.323583°N 137.816139°E / 35.323583; 137.816139Coordinates: 35°19′24.9″N 137°48′58.1″E / 35.323583°N 137.816139°E / 35.323583; 137.816139
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictShimoina
Area
 • Total123.07 km2 (47.52 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total4,616
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeAcer pycnanthum
• AnimalSquirrel
Phone number0265-35-3111
Address58-1 Tojo, Anan-machi, Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken 399-1511
WebsiteOfficial website
Nagano Prefectural Anan High School

Anan (阿南町, Anan-chō) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 4,616 in 2058 households,[1] and a population density of 38 persons per km². The total area of the town is 123.07 square kilometres (47.52 sq mi).

Geography

Located at the southern tip of Nagano Prefecture, Anan is surrounded by the Japanese Alps. The center of the town located on the right bank of the Tenryū River.

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Anan is 11.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2023 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -0.0 °C.[2]

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Ana has been declining over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 11,883—    
1960 10,343−13.0%
1970 8,261−20.1%
1980 7,290−11.8%
1990 6,851−6.0%
2000 6,232−9.0%
2010 5,456−12.5%
2020 4,299−21.2%

History

The area of present-day Anan was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern town was established on July 1, 1957 by the merger of the villages of Oshimojo, Wago and Asage.

Education

Anan has four public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government. The town has one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation

Railway

  • The town does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway

References

  1. ^ Anan Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Anan climate data
  3. ^ Anan population statistics

External links

  • Media related to Anan, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Japanese)


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